7 September 2018
Happy Friday to you all! I’ve previously showcased folded Conestoga Formation on the campus of Millersville University in Pennsylvania for the Friday fold. Today we’ll go a bit further afield, to the Burle Business Park on New Holland Ave in Lancaster. There are plenty of nice outcrops of Conestoga Formation limestone exposed there, and they have a few cool things to show us.
I visited this site on a field trip during June’s Eastern Section meeting of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers. Here’s Martin Schmidt, David Brink-Roby, and Don Duggan-Haas traipsing across one of the exposures:
Sedimentologically, the site is noteworthy because it includes some submarine landslide breccias, as seen here:
But for me, the best part was the plethora of sweet folds:
As a friendly reminder, I welcome submissions of “Guest Friday folds” for the blog. Just shoot me an email if you’ve got some cool folds to share!